Creating a contract can seem intimidating. Get it right and you can build rewarding business relationships. Get it wrong, and you can put your business at risk. Learn the advanced skills to get the best out of your supplier contracts in this online short course.

  • Why join this course?

    Contracts are the lifeblood of most businesses in the private and public sector. Contracts are signed every day but often the buyer is left unhappy or with a pile of issues due to poor supplier performance. Understanding your rights and obligations is critical. Selecting the right type of contract based on your objectives, and ensuring the right level risk is taken on in the process can make or break a contract. As can variations and performance management. Get these right and your contract is a dream to manage and the supplier delivers a fantastic outcome.

  • Who is this course for?

    This online advanced level course is designed for experienced contract administrators and managers who want to learn more advanced skills and techniques to get the best out of their supplier contracts. It is suitable for people working in the public and private sectors. It is ideal for those with procurement and contracts experience.

  • 100% online + 24/7 access

    Study when you want, where you want, to get the most from your learning. This online course is delivered in 9 videos (5 hours total). With 24/7 unlimited access, you can watch the videos as many times as you need. This online short course is non-accredited and there is no assessment. You will receive a certificate of completion once you have viewed all content. Course can be used to gain CPD points with organisations like CIPS.

What will you achieve?

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Identify a number of models that examine costs and value 
  • Identify the best approach to manage different contract types
  • Understand management complexity 
  • Identify how to reduce contract complexity
  • Identify key contract drivers and incentives for different parties
  • User the right form of contract to allocate and share risk
  • Negotiate with confidence 
  • using win-win approaches
  • Create key performance indicators and use them to improve performance
  • Understand the the issues with variations and use the best approach to manage them
  • Know what do do when things go wrong
  • Understand the lessons learned process and how this helps improve organisational contract management
  • Gain continuing professional development points with the presentation of your completion certificate to organisations such as CIPS.

Course curriculum

Learn from expert practitioners

  • Michael  Young

    Procurement and Contracting Facilitator

    Michael Young

    Michael Young is a leading advisor with over 20 years experience working with federal, state and local government in procurement and contract management and related fields. He has published over 60 papers and book chapters and has authored and edited 5 books. He is a sought after speaker and presenter, having delivered keynote presentations in over 20 countries. Michael has been actively involved in the development of standards both in Australia and internationally, where he is currently working with the International Standards Organisation (ISO). He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply, and holds numerous qualifications, including a Masters of Business Administration and an Advanced Diploma of Government (Strategic Procurement). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, the Australian Institute of Project Management, the UK Association of Project Management and the Australian Computer Society.

Exceptional value for money

What you get - unlimited access to 9 videos (8 hours total), 100% online learning. Start anytime, study your way.

This online short course will help you understand the contract management process, know what to look for in a good contract, and gain the vital skills to begin to design and manage contracts.

Don’t learn your lessons the hard way! Join this online short course to gain the confidence to design and deliver good contracts.
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